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| Ages 8 – 18
The Write Foundation offers instruction for multiple writing levels as developed complete lesson plans which are perfect for homeschool students. Bible verse copy work is part of each lesson in the entry level and Christian scriptures are used throughout every level. The entry level focuses on improving sentence writing skills. Students then develop paragraph and essay writing skills beginning with basic organization, drilling the fundamentals of brainstorm, outline, rough draft, edit and final draft. The curriculum, written by a veteran home educator and tested extensively in individual and co-op settings, works for reluctant, average, and gifted writers in helping them develop and improve their sentence and essay writing skills.
The Write Foundation has 4 stages of curriculum available, and each level can be completed in 1 or 2 years –
Creating Sentences for ages 8 – 12 prepares students for formal paragraph writing by teaching students how to develop better sentences with basic grammar and figures of speech, while dealing with common writing errors such as when is a noun proper, misused homonyms, and apostrophe confusion. Each lesson uses writing activities and fun games, which develop and advance students’ creative writing abilities and other writing skills.
Sentence to Paragraph for ages 10 – 14, focuses on using the writing process and structure for developing a basic paragraph.
Paragraph Writing for ages 12 – 16, begins by reviewing the writing process and structure for a basic paragraph, transitioning into formal paragraph writing, and then introducing and writing a formal college level 5-paragraph essay.
Essay Writing for ages 14 – 18, begins with 3 and 4-paragraph formal narrative writing, reviews and then develops the writing process and structure for formal college level essays, which are 5+ paragraphs, leading into step-by-step development of a formal research paper and ending with practicing timed essays. This is a high school level homeschool course. What I like about the various programs: